Apple has officially launched a new iPod Touch to replace the fifth generation iPod Touch that came out in 2012. It is powered by the same chipset that powers up the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus flagships that came out in September 2014.
The new iPod Touch is entirely made up of metal and looks like the iPhone 6, but is smaller in size. It is fitted with a 4-inch retina display. It supports a resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels and produces a pixel count of 326 ppi. The device is powered by Apple A8 chipset and according to TechCrunch its processing speed has been reduced to 1.1 GHz. The A8 chip inside the iPhone 6 clocks at 1.4 GHz.
Even though Apple has not revealed the amount of RAM it features, TechCrunch claims the iPod Touch contains 1 GB of RAM. The M8 motion coprocessor of the iPod Touch offers fitness tacking capabilities.
The 8MP iSight camera of the new iPod Touch supports 120 fps slow-motion shooting. The 5MP camera on the front can shoot good quality photos in dim lighting environments.
The iPod Touch is equipped with iOS 8 onboard and it carries support for the newly announced Apple Music streaming service. Moreover, users will also be able to listen to Apple’s Beats 1 radio station on the device.
The exact capacity of the battery of the device is not known yet. However, Apple has confirmed that owners of the new iPod Touch can enjoy 40 hours of audio playback and around eight hours of continuous video, Phone Arena reported.
The iPod Touch is available in color variants such as blue, pink, space gray, silver and gold. The device will be available in four storage variants: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The four models are priced at $199, $249, $299 and $399, respectively.
All the devices are enabled with fingerprint senor and Wi-Fi connection. Buyers can either visit Apple’s online store or visit any of the retail outlets to purchase the new iPod Touch.